Published 1 August, 2013 | by Andrew Winter11
Nintendo 3DS Review: Project X Zone
If you love mindless action then Project X Zone is the game for you! The three gaming heavyweights (SEGA, Namco and Capcom) have decided to mix a ton of illustrious and obscure heroes and villains from some of our favourite games. (check out the Japanese intro below).
The combat itself resembles a 2D fighting game, with players able to input a handful of simplistic commands, resulting in a series of stunning team-based combos that are a real pleasure to look at.
During some battles, players can call upon a solo support character or a fellow pairing to perform an even flashier array of combos with up to five characters. A healthy store of EX, meanwhile, unlocks a visually spectacular special move. Specials, counter-attacks and defensive moves all cost EX, which gives players something to think about, but that’s about the extent of Project X Zone‘s tactical depth.
Fan service in this game is HUGE! from Tekken to Street Fighter to Megaman to Devil May Cry and Virtua Fighter etc, this results in a lot of hilarious dialog between characters.
The story is a little tacked on but for some reason this does not take away any enjoyment out of the actual game.
The quicksave feature is a blessing and the sheer number of units both CPU and Allied on screen is amazing! While not as unforgiving as other games in the same category ProjectXZone offers it’s own unique experience and focuses on being fun!
Still wish they kept the opening song (Wing Wanderer) from the Japanese version in the English version though. (click the video below for a quick look at the gameplay.)
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